Contents Precautions …………………………… 20 Before using the unit ………… 21 Checking the accessories …………… 21 Controls ………………………………… 22 Main unit …………………………………… 22 LCD display ………………………………… 23 About backlight of buttons/touch panel…… 24 About the “OPERATION” screen ………… 25 About the operation mode and basic screen of the unit ………………………...
To skip forward or backward by speciﬁed time interval ……………………………………… 73 Playback functions and settings…………… 74 Changing the playback speed ……… 76 Performing phrase playback ………… 77 Performing A-B repeat playback (segment repeat playback) ……………………… 78 Performing time search for playback… 79 About playback in the MUSIC mode …...
Contents SELF TIMER ……………………………… 136 VAS………………………………………… 137 EXT INPUT ……………………………… 138 Using the playback menu PLAY MENU) …………………… 140 REPEAT…………………………………… 140 PHRASE PLAY …………………………… 141 TIME SKIP………………………………… 141 SOUND EQ ……………………………… 142 Changing the recording scene select setting………………………………… 144 Customizing a recording scene ………… 145 Restoring a recording scene to its default …………………………………...
Please read this manual before use. Keep the manual in a safe place for future reference. SANYO takes no responsibility for damages or lost proﬁts caused by the use/failure of the unit, or claims or expenses from a third party for any use.
Wash hands after handling. FOR CANADIAN USERS This class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Model Number: Trade Name: Responsible Party: SANYO North America Corporation Address: Telephone No.: • This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.Operation is...
The symbol mark and recycling systems described below apply to EU countries and do not apply to countries in other areas of the world. Your SANYO product is designed and manufactured with high quality materials and components which can be recycled and/or reused.
Also, actual speciﬁcations are subject to change without prior notice and therefore may differ from the contents of this manual. Sanyo cannot be held responsible for damage caused by improper use or modiﬁcations to the device, or data that is lost or destroyed.
CAUTIONS CONCERNING BOTH UNIT AND ACCESSORIES WARNING If a device makes a strange noise, emits a strange odor, or if smoke comes out from it, immediately turn off the power and proceed as follows • If a device is used under these conditions, it may cause a fire or electric shock.
Do not get the unit wet • This unit is not water-resistant. Do not allow it to get wet, as doing so may cause a fire or electric shock. • Do not use the unit in a bathroom. • If the unit gets wet, immediately turn it off and remove the battery pack.
Do not cover or wrap the unit in a cloth or blanket • It may generate heat and cause the casing to warp or cause a fire. Do not carry in trouser pockets • Doing so may cause damage when you sit down or make other movements that may apply force.
Cautions concerning the power cord • Do not leave the power cord of the supplied AC adaptor plugged into an electrical outlet while the other end is not plugged into the multi-cradle. The loose end can cause electrocution if touched with wet hands or if handled by children.
CAUTIONS CONCERNING THE microSD CARD CAUTION Cautions concerning the microSD card • Immediately after use, the microSD card will be very hot. Before removing the microSD card, turn off the unit and wait for the temperature to cool down. • Keep out of the reach of children.
• Do not use batteries other than the specified model numbers from SANYO. Especially for safety purposes, do not use imitation products. If batteries other than the type specified are used, the batteries may generate heat, rupture, or leak and result in fire, injury, burns or damage to surroundings.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Do not throw the battery in the fire or subject it to heat • Doing so may cause the insulation to melt, damage the gas discharge valve and safety mechanisms, or ignite the battery fluid, resulting in fire or explosion. Do not drop, hit, or submit the battery to strong shocks •...
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Do not peel or damage the outer casing • Damaging the outer case, inserting nails, hitting with a hammer, stepping on the battery pack, etc., may cause a short circuit inside the battery or cause the battery pack to catch fire, explode, leak or spew battery fluid, or generate heat.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Charge the battery pack before using it • Always recharge the battery pack before using it for the first time, or when using it after it has been kept in storage for a long time. During recharging, the battery pack may be warm. This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
Cautions concerning use and storage of the rechargeable Li-ion battery pack • Do not use the battery with the outer covering or label removed, as doing so may result in malfunction. • Temperature when using: 5 to 35°C (41 to 95°F) •...
FOR CORRECT USE OF THE UNIT Cautions when cleaning the unit Cleaning procedure Turn off the unit and remove the battery pack. Remove the dirt with a soft cloth. CAUTION • Do not use benzene or thinner products to clean the unit. Doing so may cause deformation, discoloration, or paint peeling.
The symbols manual. • SANYO takes no responsibility for recording failure due to power cuts or damage to the unit. • To avoid potential risk of data loss caused by accidental operation or malfunction of the unit, we recommend that you save a backup copy of your recorded messages on a PC, etc.
Before using the unit Checking the accessories Make sure the packing box contains the following items. Digital sound recorder Cradle Active Speaker (Multi-Cradle) (ASX-SP00X)* *1 4-pin stereo earphones such as those with remote control cannot be used with the unit. *2 ICR-XPS01MF only Stereo Earphones* microUSB cable...
LCD display Basic screen It is not possible to display all screens at once. File number/ Total file number Sound EQ mode Battery indicator Folder name File name Elapsed recording time (during rec) / elapsed playback time (during play or stop) Recording mode indicator (during rec or stop) / recording mode of current playback file (during play) Recording scene indicator...
About backlight of buttons/touch panel If the “LED NAV” setting is “ON”, a backlight of buttons/touch panel turns on in response to the state of the unit such as recording, playback, or FM radio. Only the area that can be operated on lights up.
About the “OPERATION” screen During recording, recording standby, or playback, while you keep pressing the SCENE/ GUIDE button ( ), the “OPERATION” screen appears. It shows you valid functions you can currently use and guides you on how to operate the touch panel. Screen during playback During recording During FM radio...
About the operation mode and basic screen of the unit You can change this unit to one of the following three modes: FM RADIO mode, RECORD mode, and MUSIC mode. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) FM RADIO mode You can use this mode to listen to FM radio or record it on to the unit.
About ﬁles/folders Folders for recording The unit provides the following folders for storing recordings: MIC folders (A to D) for recordings made using the built-in microphone, LINE folder for line-in recordings made using an external device, and FM folder for audio ﬁles recorded from FM radio in the FM RADIO mode.
Name of recorded ﬁle The unit automatically assigns a ﬁle name for each recording. 001A_100320_1200.MP3 • The unit does not display ﬁle number and folder type. However, you can connect the unit to your PC and check this information from your PC. •...
MUSIC folder The MUSIC folder stores ﬁles such as MP3 and WMA transferred from your PC. Playback of these ﬁles is possible. By transferring CD tracks from your PC to this folder, you can use the unit as a musical player. microSD MUSIC card...
Folder of ﬁles transferred from your PC to the MUSIC folder After you transfer a folder of ﬁles from your PC to the MUSIC folder, the list screen shows MYLIST1 to MYLIST5 and then the folder. Therefore, tap Vol (–) on the touch panel to make sure the folder has been transferred to the unit.
Switching operation mode/folder Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 36) Tap MODE. The “FOLDER/MEMORY” screen appears. Tap +/– to select an operation mode. FM RADIO: FM RADIO mode RECORD: RECORD mode MUSIC: MUSIC mode If you selected RECORD mode or MUSIC mode, tap RECORD mode A to D: Folders containing ﬁles recorded from the...
The unit changes to the selected operation mode and folder. • If the FM RADIO mode is selected, the unit changes to the FM radio screen to receive FM radio. • If the RECORD mode is selected, the unit returns to the basic screen. •...
Using the list screen The list screen displays folders and ﬁles in a tree format. You can use this screen to quickly select a folder or ﬁle. Displaying a list When the basic screen appears in the RECORD mode or MUSIC mode, tapping LIST switches to the list screen.
Using the list screen To select a ﬁle or folder, you can simply tap +/– or Functions of buttons and touch panel during list display Move the highlight up. Move the highlight down. Move back up one level. Open the selected folder. Start playing the selected folder or ﬁle.
Preparation Inserting the battery Insert the supplied lithium-ion battery in the unit. Open the battery compartment lid. Slide the battery compartment lid in the direction of the arrow. Insert the lithium-ion battery in the direction of the arrow, and then close the battery compartment lid.
Turning on/off the power Turning on the power Slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction of the arrow. • When the power turns on, “HELLO!” appears on the screen. Then, the resume function operates to display the last operation mode selected before the power was turned off last time.
Remaining battery power You can check the remaining battery power from the screen. When appears, recharge the battery as soon as possible. • When the battery is low, “LOW BATTERY PLS CHARGE THE BATTERY” appears and then the screen goes off. •...
Charging the lithium-ion battery The supplied lithium-ion battery can remain in the unit while being charged from your PC or the multi-cradle. Using the multi-cradle to charge the unit (page 47) Using your PC to charge the battery (page 159) Using the unit in the AC operation mode (multi-cradle) (ICR-XPS01MF only) You can insert the unit into the supplied multi-cradle and operate it in the AC operation mode...
(about 2 seconds) from the time recording stops to the time recording starts again. • SANYO takes no responsibility for damages or lost proﬁts caused by the use/failure of the unit, or claims or expenses from a third party for any use.
Preventing accidentally pressing a button (hold function) When you put the unit in a bag or pocket, any movement may accidentally result in a button or switch being pressed and battery being consumed. To prevent this problem, we recommend that you turn on the hold function before putting the unit in a bag or pocket. Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the HOLD position.
Inserting/removing a microSD card The unit uses a microSD card for recording and playback. Turn off the power. Turning off the power (page 36) Open the micro USB/microSD card slot cover. To insert a microSD card Insert a microSD card straight into the microSD card slot, following the direction indicated in the diagram, until it clicks ﬁrmly into position.
To remove the microSD card Slightly press the microSD card. The microSD card comes out slightly. Gently remove the card. • The microSD card may pop out to cause injury or to be lost somewhere. Therefore, use your ﬁngers to hold the microSD card while gently removing it.
Handling a microSD card The supplied microSD card contains a PDF version of the instruction manual and sample music. The ﬁles will be deleted if you format the microSD card. Be sure to back up the ﬁles to your PC before formatting. •...
Where to use the unit (in FM RADIO mode) To listen to FM radio, try to be near a window to allow easier radio reception. • Avoid using the unit far away from a window in a room or inside a building, because radio reception is difﬁcult.
Using the multi-cradle (ICR-XPS01MF only) If you insert the unit into the supplied multi-cradle, you can charge the unit or operate it using AC power. Also, you can output FM radio or audio ﬁles to the speakers of the multi-cradle. Placing the multi-cradle Connect the AC adapter to the multi-cradle, and then enable the multi-cradle so that it is ready to use.
Power button Turn on or off the power of the unit. Speakers Output sound from the unit. Original I/O terminal Connect it to the unit. Stand Insert to use. AC adapter terminal Connect the supplied AC adapter for multi- cradle to this terminal. Setting the unit to the multi-cradle Inserting the unit into the multi-cradle Turn off the power, and then insert the...
Removing the unit from the multi-cradle Press the power button of the multi- cradle. After “SEE YOU!” appears on the screen, the power of the unit turns off. • If the multi-cradle is connected to the AC adapter, the unit goes into the charging mode. Remove the unit from the multi-cradle.
Using the multi-cradle to record from an external device You can connect an external device to the external connection terminal of the multi-cradle, and then record from the external device. • You can use the speakers of the multi-cradle to monitor the sound in recording.
Setting the calendar (date & time) Once you set the calendar correctly, the correct recording date & time information is stored in each ﬁle (timestamp function). Also, because each ﬁle name makes use of the recording date & time information, we recommend that you set the calendar correctly. The following procedure describes how to set the calendar to “2010.DEC.20 24H 13:30”.
Tap +/– to select “DATE & TIME”. The “DATE & TIME” screen appears. Set up the date and time. 24H/12H (AM/PM), hour, or minute. Tap +/– to change the value of the selected setting. The date and time are set and the unit returns to the “COMMON MENU”...
Display Switching information display While the unit is stopping in the RECORD mode or MUSIC mode, pressing the STOP ( ) button displays the current time and ﬁle information. Pressing the button again returns to the original screen. (Example: In the case of MIC_A folder) Basic screen RECORD mode MUSIC mode...
Recording Information you want to know before recording About wind noise The unit comes with a high performance built-in microphone. Therefore, if wind or your own breath hits the microphone directly, the wind or breathing noise is also recorded. In this case, we recommend that you set the “LOW CUT FILTER” setting ( “ON”, and then start recording.
About the external recording mode (external input/microphone) Regarding the external input (line)/microphone socket on the unit, you can use the “EXT INPUT” menu to switch between “MIC” and “LINE” (HEAD PHONE, LINE IN:PORTABLE, LINE IN: COMPO). EXT INPUT(page 138) To use an external microphone From the “EXT INPUT”...
Using the scene select function A recording scene contains recording settings (recording mode, microphone sensitivity, etc) which are suitable for this particular scene. You can select from the three preset microphone recording scenes and three preset line-in recording scenes. The settings for each recording scene are listed below.
Settings for line-in recording Preset recording scene Use this setting when connecting to the headphones socket to perform recording. REC MODE MP3: 192kbps MIC SENS. HIGH MIC ALC MIC MODE STEREO LOW CUT PEAK LIMITER SELF TIMER EXT INPUT HEAD PHONE AUTO DIVIDE * Component Stereo System •...
Selecting a recording scene Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 36) Switch to the RECORD mode. Switching operation mode/folder(page 31) Press the SCENE/GUIDE button ( The current recording scene appears. • When you bought the unit or when no recording scene is set, by default the recording scene is “INTERVIEW”.
The selected recording scene is set and the unit returns to the basic screen. • The icon for the selected recording scene appears on the screen. None INTERVIEW MEETING/ LECTURE MUSIC HEADPHONE PORTABLE COMPO Recording scene icon Recording scene icon...
Recording This section describes how to use the built-in microphone for recording. If the “SCENE SELECT” setting is set to “MUSIC” or the “MIC ALC” setting is “OFF”, you can manually adjust the recording level according to the content of recording or the sound level. Turn on the power.
Adjust the recording level (only if the “SCENE SELECT” setting is set to “MUSIC” or the “MIC ALC” setting is “OFF”). Use the following procedure to adjust the recording level. Press the REC button ( ). The recording standby screen appears. •...
• In the range where the LED light does not come on quickly, try as much as possible to increase the recording level (level meters extending to the right) by tapping you can collect more sound. • If the LED light ﬂashes quickly, tap slightly lower the recording level until the LED light goes off.
Press the REC button ( ). The LED light comes on and recording starts. • During recording, do not touch or move the unit; otherwise any contact sound will be recorded. • During recording, you can press the REC button ( ) to pause, and then press it again to resume recording.
Setting recording EQ With the recording EQ function, you can record using your desired sound quality, such as by emphasizing the bass range or middle range. • Recording EQ can be set for microphone recording (using folders A to D). •...
Selecting a preset recording EQ mode Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 36) Switch to the RECORD mode. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) Change the “MIC ALC” setting to “OFF” or the “SCENE SELECT” setting to “MUSIC”. MIC ALC (page 134) Press the REC button ( ).
to select a recording EQ mode, and then tap The selected recording EQ is set and the “REC MENU” screen returns. You can select one of the seven preset recording EQ modes, or the user-deﬁned USER mode. • If you select USER, see “Setting your favorite recording EQ mode (only when USER is selected)”...
Tap –. The 150Hz frequency band is highlighted and selected. to select a frequency band you want to change. The selected frequency band is highlighted. • The following frequency bands are available: 150Hz, 500Hz, 1kHz, 4kHz, and 12kHz. Tap +/– to change the level of the selected frequency band.
The “USER” setting is ﬁnished and the unit returns to the “REC MENU” screen. Tap MENU. The unit returns to the “STANDBY” screen. • During the operation, if you press the STOP button ( ) twice, the “STANDBY” screen returns. •...
Recording from an external device Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 36) Switch to the RECORD mode. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) Use a commercially available stereo audio cable to connect the audio output terminal (headphones output/line output) of an external device to the external input (line)/ microphone socket of the unit.
Press the REC button ( ). • The “STANDBY” screen appears and the level meter extends to the left or right according to the input sound volume. When this screen appears, the actual recording has not started. Instead, you start playback on the external device, and then adjust its sound volume so that even when the volume of the sound you want to record increases to its maximum, the level...
Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 36) Switch to the RECORD mode. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) Tap MENU. The menu appears. Tap +/– to select “ REC MENU”, and then The “REC MENU” screen appears. Tap +/– to select “AUTO DIVIDE”, and then tap The “AUTO DIVIDE”...
Tap +/– to select “ON” or “OFF”, and then OFF: Do not set up auto divide. ON (Auto Stop): The auto divide function activates when no sound is detected for two seconds. When no sound is detected for more than two seconds, the unit pauses;...
Playback Playing a ﬁle Use the following procedure to play a music ﬁle or a ﬁle that you have recorded using the unit. Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 36) Select the folder containing the ﬁle you want to play. A to D: Folders containing ﬁles recorded from the built-in microphone L: Folder containing ﬁles created from line-in recording.
The basic screen returns and the ﬁle plays. • Depending on the ﬁle, the elapsed playing time and the actual elapsed time may be different. • Depending on the ﬁle, registered artist name, title name, etc. may not be displayed. •...
To fast forward During playback, if you tap and then hold Once fast forward starts, it will continue even if you remove your ﬁnger from the button. If you want to return to the normal playback speed, tap To rewind During playback, if you tap and then hold Once rewind starts, it will continue even if you remove your ﬁnger from the button.
Playback functions and settings The unit provides many functions to enable effective language learning or playback of recorded meetings. For details, see the following pages. Function Fast playback/slow playback (page 76) Time search for playback (page 79) A-B repeat playback (page 78) Phrase playback (page 77)
Function Effect Time skip During playback of a ﬁle, you can skip by the pre-determined amount of time. (page 73 and 141) Repeat mode You can specify how to repeat ﬁles. (page 140) You can select a desired sound quality for playback.
Changing the playback speed When learning a language or musical instrument, you may want to slow down the playback speed. On the other hand, you may want to speed up the slow sections of a meeting. The unit allows you to adjust the playback speed as needed. The audio is digitally adjusted and is done automatically, and the musical interval does not change when you listen to it.
The unit returns to the playback screen. • When you turn off the power, the unit returns to its normal playback speed. Performing phrase playback During playback, this function enables you to rewind by only the speciﬁed number of seconds. This is useful when you are listening to short phrases of music or just missed an important audio portion.
Performing A-B repeat playback (segment repeat playback) During playback, you can specify a segment of the ﬁle (point A to point B) and then play that segment continuously. Play the ﬁle you want to perform A-B repeat playback. Playing a ﬁle (page 71) Tap LIST at the position you want to start the segment for A-B repeat.
Performing time search for playback You can specify a position in a ﬁle for playback, using time. Turn on the power. While in the RECORD mode or MUSIC mode, tap MENU. • If you tapped MENU while the unit stopped, proceed to step .
The unit skips to the speciﬁed time position and the ﬁle plays again. • Time search playback applies only to the currently selected ﬁle. About playback in the MUSIC mode The MUSIC (M) folder stores MP3 and WMA ﬁles transferred from your PC, as well as WAV ﬁle recorded on the unit.
Folder skip function While playing a ﬁle in the MUSIC mode, press the SCENE button ( The folder skip mode is active. to select a folder to play. Each tap skips to the ﬁrst ﬁle of a folder. When you want to exit folder skip mode, tap the SCENE button ( •...
Editing Setting or erasing an index mark When you set an index mark at a desired position in a ﬁle, you can quickly skip to that position during playback. Skipping to the next/previous index mark (page 82) Setting an index mark •...
Erasing index marks Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 36) Select the folder containing the desired ﬁle for erasing index marks. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) Tap MENU. The menu appears. Tap +/– to select “ The “ERASE MENU” screen appears. Tap +/–...
Tap +/– to select a ﬁle for erasing its index marks, and then tap to select “YES”. • If you want to cancel the operation, select “NO”. After “ERASING” appears, the index mark is erased and the unit returns to the basic screen. •...
Dividing a ﬁle You can use this function to divide a ﬁle into two, thus allowing you to get rid of unneeded parts or extract only those that are needed. • Files stored in the MUSIC (M) folder and RECYCLE ( ) folder cannot be divided. •...
Tap +/– to select “ then tap The “EDIT MENU” screen appears. Tap +/– to select “DIVIDE”, and then tap The “DIVIDE” screen appears. to select “YES”. • If you do not want to divide the ﬁle, select “NO” instead. The message on the screen changes from “DIVIDING”...
How the ﬁle division function works and how ﬁle names are determined Example: Dividing the 001A_100101_0000.MP3 ﬁle Before file is divided After file is divided 001A_100101_0000.MP3 When you divide the ﬁle 001A_100101_0000.MP3, a new ﬁle 002A_100101_0000.MP3 is created. However, if a ﬁle with the same ﬁle number already exists in the folder, this ﬁle will give up its number to the new ﬁle created;...
Using the playlists (in MUSIC folder only) The unit provides ﬁve playlist ﬁles in the MUSIC (M) folder by default. You can edit the playlist ﬁles (MYLIST1.M3U to MYLIST5.M3U). This allows you to play your favorite songs in the MUSIC (M) folder in the desired order. •...
Changing the play order of ﬁles in a playlist Use the following procedure to change the play order of ﬁles in a playlist. Select a playlist (P1 to P5) you want to use to change its playback order. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) The selected playlist appears on the list screen.
De-registering a ﬁle from a playlist (MYLIST) Use the following procedure to de-register a ﬁle from a playlist. • De-registering a ﬁle from a playlist does not erase the actual ﬁle. Select a playlist (P1 to P5) you want to use to de-register a ﬁle. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) The selected playlist appears on the list screen.
De-registering all ﬁles from a playlist (MYLIST) Use the following procedure to de-register all ﬁles from a playlist. • De-registering a ﬁle from a playlist does not erase the actual ﬁle. Select a playlist (P1 to P5) you want to de-register all ﬁles from it. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) The selected playlist appears on the list screen.
Using FM radio Listening to FM radio You can use the unit to listen to FM radio. Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 36) Plug the stereo earphones into the headphones socket. Switch to the FM RADIO mode. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) to select an FM station you want to listen to.
About radio reception • Because headphones also act as an antenna, be sure to plug the supplied stereo earphones into the headphones socket of the unit. Also, try as much as possible to straighten the cord of the stereo earphones during use. When using the multi-cradle, plug the stereo earphones into the headphones socket of the multi-cradle (ICR-XPS01MF only).
About selecting FM station The unit allows you to select an FM station using one of the following methods. PRESET MODE In this mode, you can select from stations registered in advance using the auto preset function. AUTO PRESET (page 148) FREQUENCY MODE In this mode, you keep changing the frequency until you ﬁnd an FM station you want to listen to.
Selecting from registered stations (preset station selection) Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 36) Switch to the FM RADIO mode. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) to switch to PRESET MODE. • Tapping repeatedly switches between PRESET MODE and FREQUENCY MODE. •...
Manually selecting a station (manual tuning) If there is a unregistered FM station you want to listen to, you can use this method to tune in to the station. Turn on the power. Turning on the power (page 36) Switch to the FM RADIO mode. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) to switch to FREQUENCY MODE.
Adding or deleting a station Adding a station When broadcast from an FM station is received, you can register the station to a desired channel (maximum 20 channels). Later, you can select the registered channel in PRESET MODE. Select a FM station you want to register. Selecting from registered stations (preset station selection) (page 95) Manually selecting a station (manual...
“REGISTER” ﬂashes and channels appear. to select a channel you want to use to register the station (channels 1 to 20). If you want to cancel the registration, press the STOP button ( ). • The station is registered to the channel. •...
Deleting a station In PRESET MODE, select a station you want to delete. Selecting from registered stations (preset station selection) (page 95) Tap LIST. The “EDIT PRESET” screen appears. Tap +/– to select “DELETE”. • If you want to cancel the operation, select “CANCEL”.
The selected station is deleted. The station following the deleted one is now received. (If the next station does not exist, then the unit returns to channel 1.) Initializing presets You can cancel added or removed registrations and other changes to the preset channel settings, and return them to their default conditions.
to select “YES”. The preset channel settings are returned to their default conditions.
Recording FM radio This section describes how to record FM radio on the unit to a microSD card. Select a station you want to record. Selecting from registered stations (preset station selection) (page 95) Manually selecting a station (manual tuning) (page 96) Press REC button ( ).
Press the STOP button ( ). The LED light goes off and recording stops. The FM reception screen then returns. About the recording mode during FM radio recording The sampling frequency automatically changes to avoid noise inﬂuence (to 32kHz, 44.1kHz, or 48kHz).
Using the timer Setting up the timer You can set the timer to record, play ﬁle, or activate the beep sound at a designated time. Also, you can set it to receive FM radio or perform recording. The procedures to set timer recording and timer playback are slightly different.
Tap +/– to select “TIMER & ALARM”, and then tap The “TIMER & ALARM” screen appears. Tap +/– to select a setting, and then tap A screen for the selected setting appears. For information on how to change each setting, see pages 105 to 111.
If repeat timer is set to “SELECT” Tap +/– or of week, and then tap • You can specify multiple days of week. • To clear a selection, tap Tap +/– or Timer start time to select hour or minute for the start time.
Settings for timer playback What operation Tap +/– to select “PLAY”. What to play You can specify to give a beep sound, receive FM radio, or play a ﬁle at a time set by the timer. BEEP: Give a beep sound. FILE: Play the selected ﬁle.
To play a ﬁle at a time set by the timer Tap +/– to select “FILE”, and then tap The list screen appears. Select a ﬁle to play. • Do not select any ﬁle from the playlist. Using the list screen (page 33) Proceed to “Completing timer setting”.
Settings for timer recording What operation Tap +/– to select “REC”. Recording source Tap +/– to select “MIC” or “FM”. MIC: Use the built-in microphone of the unit to record. FM: Record FM radio. • If “FM” is selected, plug the stereo earphones into the headphones socket.
Recording destination (only if the recording source is set to “MIC”) Tap +/– to select a folder for recordings. • Be sure to insert a microSD card into the unit in advance. • If the recording source is set to “FM”, the broadcast will be recorded to the FM folder.
Completing timer setting Tap +/– to select “OK”. Always be sure to select “OK” and conﬁrm it. • The registered timer setting is conﬁrmed, and the unit returns to the “ COMMON MENU” screen. Tap MENU. • The unit returns to the basic screen. If the timer setting is turned on, •...
Using the sleep timer When you set up the sleep timer, the power automatically turns off after the speciﬁed time has elapsed. Turn on the power, and then tap MENU. The menu appears. Tap +/– to select “ COMMON MENU”, and then tap Tap +/–...
to specify when to activate the sleep timer, and then tap You can set the time from 10 to 120 minutes, in 10-minute intervals. Setting it to 0 turns off the sleep timer. • After setting up the sleep timer, you can go back to the “SLEEP TIMER”...
Erasing ﬁles About the recycle bin function If you turn on the recycle bin function, when you erase a ﬁle on the unit, it goes into the RECYCLE ( ) folder. Therefore, you can still recover the ﬁle from the RECYCLE ( ) folder later.
About the RECYCLE folder display when the recycle bin function is turned on When there is no ﬁle About name of ﬁle when moved to the RECYCLE folder When a ﬁle is moved to the RECYCLE folder, its name is changed automatically. Example: A ﬁle 001A_100320_1200.MP3 in folder MIC_A is moved to the RECYCLE folder.
Recovering a ﬁle from the RECYCLE folder Select the RECYCLE ( ) folder. Switching operation mode/folder (page 31) Tap MENU. The menu appears. Tap +/– to select “ ERASE MENU”, and then tap “ERASE MENU” appears. Tap +/– to select “RESTORE FILE”, and then tap A list of ﬁles in the RECYCLE folder appears.
to select “YES”, and then tap After “RESTORING FILE FROM RECYCLE BIN...” appears, it is followed by “RESTORED TO BOTTOM OF *”. (* indicates a folder name.) Tapping it again returns to the list display. • When a ﬁle is recovered from the RECYCLE folder, its ﬁle name changes and it is placed at the end of the folder.
to select “YES”, and then tap “EMPTYING RECYCLE BIN...” appears and the RECYCLE folder is emptied. You can press the STOP button ( ) to conﬁrm that the RECYCLE folder is empty. Erasing a ﬁle You can select a ﬁle in a folder and then erase it. •...
Tap MENU. The menu appears. Tap +/– to select “ ERASE MENU”, and then tap The “ERASE MENU” screen appears. Tap +/– to select “FILE”, and then tap A list of ﬁles in the selected folder appears. Tap +/– to select a ﬁle you want to erase, and then tap...
to select “YES”, and then tap • If you want to cancel the operation, select “NO”. If the recycle bin function is turned on “ERASING” is displayed, and then followed by “FILE WAS MOVED TO RECYCLE BIN”. The ﬁle is moved to the RECYCLE folder. Tapping it again returns to the list display.
Tap MENU. The menu appears. Tap +/– to select “ then tap The “ERASE MENU” screen appears. Tap +/– to select “FOLDER”, and then tap A list of folders appears. Tap +/– to select a folder containing all ﬁles you want to erase, and then tap ERASE MENU”, and...
to select “YES”, and then tap • If you want to cancel the operation, select “NO”. If the recycle bin function is turned on “ERASING” is displayed, and then followed by “FILE WAS MOVED TO RECYCLE BIN”. The ﬁles are moved to the RECYCLE folder. Tapping it again returns to the list display.
Tap +/– to select “ COMMON MENU”, and then tap The “COMMON MENU” screen appears. Tap +/– to select “FORMAT”, and then tap to select “YES”, and then tap “FORMATTING” is displayed, and then followed by “FORMATTING COMPLETE!”. All data on the microSD card is erased.
About the menus How to use the menus From the menu screen, you can change the settings of the unit and also use functions of the unit. This section describes the basics in using the menus. Example: Changing the recording mode Turn on the power, and then switch to the RECORD mode or MUSIC mode.
Change the value of the setting. or +/– to select a value, and then tap Here, the value “MP3:192kbps” is selected. Tap MENU. The menu operation is ﬁnished. The setting has been changed.
Menu list Menus available when the unit stops When the unit stops, tap MENU from the basic screen. 【Menu】 REC MENU * Values displayed in bold are default values (when the unit is shipped from the factory) 【Setting】 REC MODE PCM: 44.1kHz MP3: 320/192/128/64/32kbps HIGH/LOW...
* Values displayed in bold are default values (when the unit is shipped from the factory) 【Menu】 TIME SEARCH REPEAT PHRASE PLAY PLAY MENU TIME SKIP SOUND EQ AUTO PRESET OUTPUT FM MENU STEREO/MONO EDIT MENU DIVIDE FILE FOLDER ERASE MENU INDEX RECYCLE BIN 【Setting】...
【Menu】 COMMON MENU *1 You can adjust the sound volume only when the "BEEP SOUND" setting is "ON" . *2 When shipped, the unit is set to "2010.FEB.01 24H 00:00". * Values displayed in bold are default values(when the unit is shipped from the factory 【Setting】...
【Menu】 LED NAV RECYCLE BIN FORMAT COMMON MENU INIT MENU ID3 LANGUAGE VERSION Playback menu During playback, tap MENU. 【Touch panel】 MENU * Values displayed in bold are default values (when the unit is shipped from the factory) 【Setting】 【Value】 OFF/ON OFF/ON NO/YES...
RECYCLE folder menu While in the RECYCLE folder, select the “ERASE” menu. 【Touch panel】 MENU Playlist editing menu During list display within the playlist (MYLIST), tap MENU. 【Touch panel】 MENU “EDIT PRESET” menu In the FM RADIO mode, tap LIST. 【Touch panel】...
Recording scene editing menu From the recording scene select screen, tap MENU. 【Touch panel】 MENU Recording standby menu During recording standby, tap MENU. 【 】 During microphone recording During line-in recording 【Setting】 REC MODE MIC SENS. MIC ALC MIC MODE LOW CUT PEAK LIMITER SELF TIMER...
Using the recording menu ( REC MENU) REC MODE You can change the sound quality for microphone recording or line-in recording. This allows you to provide the best sound quality for the particular purpose. 44.1kHz 320kbps 192kbps 128kbps 64kbps 32kbps •...
MIC SENS. You can change the microphone sensitivity according to the recording situation. Change the microphone sensitivity if you ﬁnd recorded sound too small or too large. Microphone sensitivity HIGH: Select this value if recorded sound is too small. LOW: Select this value if recorded sound is too large.
MIC ALC When recording meetings and talks, turn on the “MIC ALC” setting. When recording musical instruments or sound from the nature where you want to manually adjust the recording level, turn off this setting. “MIC ALC” setting A uniform recording level is maintained during recording by making loud sounds quieter and quiet sounds louder.
MIC MODE The unit comes with a built-in omnidirectional stereo microphone. You can change the microphone mode to suit the recording scene. Microphone type Stereo wide function Feature Enable well-balanced recording by picking up sound from all directions Usage • Dictations •...
LOW CUT FILTER The low cut ﬁlter reduces low frequency sound to enable you to obtain clear recording. This is helpful when you want to ﬁlter out unwanted sound, such as air conditioning, when recording a meeting. Low cut ﬁlter indicator OFF: Do not use low cut ﬁlter.
countdown begins. If the LED setting is “ON”, the LED light ﬂashes. • If the recording scene select setting is MUSIC or ALC is “OFF”, the recording standby mode becomes active. After adjusting the recording level (page 59), press the REC button ( ) again. From the self timer standby screen, countdown for the speciﬁed time starts.
• When you turn on the “VAS” setting, its icon appears on the screen. • After you press the REC button ( ), the unit starts recording automatically when it detects sound. If it cannot detect sound, it pauses (recording standby); the elapsed time and the VAS indicator ﬂash, and the unit pauses.
HEAD PHONE: Connect to the headphones socket, etc of an external device. LINE IN:PORTABLE: Connect to the line-out terminal of a portable device LINE IN:COMPO* Connect to the line-out terminal of a CD combo, AV ampliﬁer, etc. *1 Component Stereo System...
Using the playback menu ( PLAY MENU) REPEAT You can play ﬁles repeatedly (repeat playback). This means you can just play a ﬁle repeatedly, or repeat playing ﬁles in a folder either in sequence or randomly. OFF: Turn off playback repeat. ONE REPEAT: Repeat playback of the selected ﬁle.
PHRASE PLAY This function allows you to rewind during playback by the speciﬁed number of seconds only. This is useful when you are listening to short phrases of music or you just missed an important part in the audio ﬁle. You can specify phrase playback time from 1 to 5 seconds, in 1-second intervals.
SOUND EQ By setting the sound equalizer, you can enjoy music using your favorite sound quality. • The sound equalizer function is valid only during playback using stereo earphones. Selecting a sound equalizer mode The unit comes with six preset sound equalizer modes: FLAT, BASS, POP, ROCK, JAZZ, and CLEAR VOICE, plus a USER mode that you can use to set up a 5-band sound level.
• The selected sound equalizer mode appears on the screen. Sound EQ mode Setting your favorite sound EQ mode (only when USER is selected) When you select USER as the sound EQ mode, you can customize this mode by changing each of the ﬁve bands of the sound EQ mode.
Changing the recording scene select setting The unit provides preset recording scenes that you can edit to your liking. The following table lists the recording scenes as well as the settings you can change. Settings for microphone recording Preset recording INTERVIEW scene REC MODE...
Customizing a recording scene You can customize the preset recording scenes. Changes made to a scene are saved. Turn on the power, and then switch to the RECORD mode or MUSIC mode. Turning on the power (page 36) Switching operation mode/ folder (page 31) Press the SCENE button ( The current recording scene appears.
Change the value of the selected setting. The method is different depending on what is selected in step description of the methods, see the pages indicated below. REC MODE (page 132) MIC SENS. (page 133) MIC ALC (page 134) MIC MODE (page 135) LOW CUT FILTER (page 136) PEAK LIMITER (page 136) SELF TIMER (page 136)
Restoring a recording scene to its default You can use the following procedure to restore (initialize) a recording scene to its default. Turn on the power, and then switch to the RECORD mode or MUSIC mode. Turning on the power (page 36) Switching operation mode/ folder (page 31) Press and hold the SCENE...
Using the FM radio menu ( FM setting) AUTO PRESET With this function, stations with strong signals that you can now hear on the unit are received and then preset. • By using the auto preset function, you can tap to select a preset station.
SPEAKER: Broadcast is also output to the speakers even when your headphones are connected to the unit. • “SPEAKER” is only valid during FM radio reception. During ﬁle playback, if your headphones are connected to the unit, no sound is output to the speakers. STEREO/MONO When receiving FM radio, depending on the reception state, noise may make it difﬁcult...
Using the common menu ( COMMON MENU) BEEP SOUND You can use this setting to determine the kind of sound to hear when buttons are pressed. OFF: No sound accompanies the button operation. You hear only beep sound when buttons are pressed. •...
AUTO POWER OFF If you specify a time for this function, when the unit is not used for the speciﬁed time, the power turns off automatically (excluding recording, pause during VAS recording, as well as playback). This function helps you save battery when you forget to turn off the power.
LED NAV You can turn the operation navigation function ON/OFF to select whether to light the LEDs for only the buttons or touch panel operations that can be operated. OFF: Disable the operation navigation function. ON: Enable the operation navigation function.
• If you select English, French, German or Spanish, you cannot register ﬁles with Russian ﬁle names in a playlist, and you cannot play back ﬁles registered in a playlist with Russian ﬁle names while Russian is selected. If you select Russian, you cannot register ﬁles with French, German or Spanish ﬁle names in a playlist, and you cannot play back ﬁles registered in a playlist with...
Before using the unit with your PC Checking the operating environment Operating environment The unit works in the following PC environment. Hardware USB terminal Others About Windows Media Player Use the Windows Media Player appropriate for the OS of the PC, as follows: Windows Media Player 12 Windows Media Player 11 Windows Media Player 10...
• If you use a computer where Windows is not installed (e.g. Macintosh), the operation will not be guaranteed. • Operation in the following environments is not guaranteed. - Upgraded from Windows OS - Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows ME, or Windows 2000 - Dual boot environment with Windows OS •...
What can you do from your PC? You can perform the following operations from your PC. Backing up recorded ﬁles to your PC You can copy ﬁles recorded on the unit to your PC as backup. Restoring audio ﬁles from your PC You can restore audio ﬁles (backed up to your PC) to the unit.
Connecting/disconnecting your PC Connecting your PC Connect the micro USB connection cable to the micro USB terminal of the unit. With the power turned off, connect the other end of the micro USB connection cable to your PC. • If a bus-powered USB hub or USB connection cable (not supplied cable) is used, the operation will not be guaranteed.
About the AutoPlay screen If you are running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 on your PC, the AutoPlay screen may appear. From the AutoPlay screen, select “Open folder to view ﬁles” and then click “OK”. Folders of the unit appear.
Using your PC to charge the battery You can connect the unit to your PC to charge the lithium-ion battery (supplied). Connecting to your PC Connect the unit to your PC. Connecting your PC (page 157) Make sure the screen indicates the unit is connected to your PC.
When charging is ﬁnished, disconnect the unit from your PC. Disconnecting your PC (page 158) • You can also use the multi-cradle to charge the unit (ICR-XPS01MF only). Using the multi-cradle to charge the unit (page 47) • If the screen does not display a PC connection, disconnect the unit from your PC and then connect again.
Viewing the unit’s folders and ﬁles from your PC This manual uses the screen of a microSD card (already formatted by the unit) inserted in the unit for explanation. In this case, “XPS01” appears. Connect the unit to your PC. Connecting your PC (page 157) Open My Computer.
Troubleshooting Check to see that the unit is correctly recognized by your PC. Windows 7, Windows Vista With the unit connected to your PC, perform the following operation. From the Start menu, right-click the Computer icon and then select Properties from the displayed menu, and then open the System screen.
If Device Manager does not display the information correctly Perform the following procedure. Close all applications that are still running. Unplug all other USB devices (excluding correctly functioning mouse/keyboard) and connect only the unit to your PC. If there are multiple USB terminals on your PC (e.g. on the front or back), try to use another USB terminal to connect the unit to your PC.
Additional information Error messages Error messages may appear during operation of the unit. The following table describes the error messages. State of the unit Error message (function) Battery is low LOW BATTERY PLS CHARGE THE BATTERY Playback VARIABLE SPEED PLAYBACK NOT AVAILABLE Recording MEMORY FULL...
State of the unit Error message (function) Editing (dividing ﬁle) CAN’T CREATE ANYMORE FILES IN THIS FOLDER CAN’T DIVIDE! MEMORY FULL CAN’T DIVIDE! REC TIME TOO SHORT CAN’T DIVIDE FILE AT THIS POSITION Editing (general) CAN’T EDIT IN MUSIC FOLDER List display NO DATA RECYCLE folder...
State of the unit Error message (function) microSD card- CAN’T IDENTIFY related microSD CARD! WRITING SPEED OF FM radio SELECT & DELETE Playlist editing PLAYLIST FULL YOU CAN ONLY EDIT CAN’T SELECT PLAYLIST FILE PLAYBACK OF PLAYLIST FILE FOLDER SKIP NOT POSSIBLE This error message appears when the unit cannot recognize the inserted...
State of the unit Error message (function) Playlist editing UPDATING FILE NAME ALL mode FILE IS OUTSIDE PLAY RANGE OF ALL SONG MODE. CAN’T BE SELECTED (MAX 3000 SONGS) CAN’T MAKE SONG LIST DUE TO NO FREE SPACE. PLS DELETE UNWANTED FILES CAN’T MAKE...
Before contacting your local dealer Try the following solutions. If the problem still persists, contact your local dealer for assistance. The unit does not start. Cause Battery is not inserted properly or is low. Solution Check to make sure the battery is inserted correctly. Remove the battery completely and then insert it back into the unit again, or charge the battery.
A ﬁle in the MIC_A to MIC_D, LINE, FM or RECYCLE folder cannot be played. Cause The name of the ﬁle has been changed. Solution If you have used your PC to change the name of a ﬁle in one of the folders mentioned, the ﬁle can no longer be played after it is returned to its original folder.
You cannot divide a ﬁle. Cause There is not enough free space on the microSD card. Solution Erase unwanted ﬁles. See “Erasing a ﬁle” on page 118. Cause The recording length of the ﬁle is too short. Solution Use a ﬁle with longer recording length. More than 2 seconds for PCM44.1, MP3:320, and MP3:192.
XPS01M is not displayed when the unit is connected to your PC. Cause The unit is not correctly connected to your PC. Solution Check that the micro USB connection cable is used to correctly connect the unit to your PC. If necessary, do the connection again. See “Connecting your PC”...
When the unit is connected to your PC, the connection icon does not appear on the unit’s screen. Solution Depending on the PC, the PC may not recognize the unit, or the connection icon may not appear on the unit’s screen. If this happens, disconnect the unit from the PC and then connect again.
You hear noise while recording. Cause The recording mode or microphone sensitivity (for microphone recording) is not appropriate. Solution Change the “REC MODE” setting or “MIC SENS.” setting to obtain the most appropriate recording environment, and then try to record again. See “REC MODE”...
Frequently asked questions Q: Why do I hear rustling noise in audio recorded from the microphone? A: During microphone recording, if you move the unit or if the hand (or ﬁngers) holding the unit moves, that noise is also recorded. Therefore, during microphone recording, try to avoid moving the unit. Q: How can I save recordings to a tape or MD? A: Use an audio cable to connect the headphones socket on the unit to the external input socket on the external recording device (tape/MD recorder).
Cleaning Use a soft cloth to wipe or polish the unit. • Do not use benzene, alcohol, or thinner, because they will damage or discolor the ﬁnish of the surfaces. Also, do not apply any pesticide to the unit. About rising temperature of the unit If you use the unit for a long time, its temperature may rise.
Main speciﬁcations Digital Sound Recorder main unit speciﬁcation Supported OS Supplied microSD card Supported media Recording mode and possible recording time (microSD card/microSDHC card) Recording frequency (During external microphone recording) : Windows 7/Windows Vista/Windows XP : 2GB : microSD card, microSDHC card Recording mode PCM44.1kHz...
(During built-in microphone recording) Format Playback format Playback frequency Sampling frequency Playback bitrate Radio reception frequency Input/output sockets Operating temperature Rated output (headphones) (Speakers) Power source Charging time Battery duration (Recording time) (Radio recording time) (Recording environment) : 60 to 20,000Hz (for PCM recording) * The frequency upper limit of MP3 recording follows each recording mode of external microphone recording.
(Playback time/earphones) (Playback time/speakers) (Playback time/speakers on multi-cradle driven by lithium- ion battery in the unit) (Radio reception/earphones) (Playback environment) Maximum dimensions Weight : [MP3] 32kbps Mono mode [MP3] 64kbps Stereo mode [PCM] 44.1kHz 16bit : [MP3] 32kbps Mono mode [MP3] 64kbps Stereo mode [PCM] 44.1kHz 16bit : [MP3] 32kbps Mono mode...
Index A-B repeat ………………78 AC operation mode ……38 (Auto Level Control) … 134 AUTO DIVIDE …………68 Auto Level Control … 134 AUTO POWER OFF AUTO PRESET……… 148 AUTO SCAN ……………94 BACKLIGHT ………… 151 Basic screen ……………26 Battery indicator ………37 BEEP SOUND ……… 150 Calendar settings ………49 Change playback speed …………………………76...
Save audio ………… 156 PEAK LIMITER……… 136 PHRASE PLAY ……… 141 Phrase playback ………77 PLAY MENU ………… 140 Playback ………………71 Playback speed ………76 Playlist function…………88 Possible recording time ………………… 52, 176 PRESET ………………97 Preset station selection 94 REC MENU ………… 132 REC MODE …………...